The PopCulteer
February 12, 2021

Friday On The AIR

Friday afternoon we offer up some new Valentine’s-themed episodes of our music specialty shows, including a bonus edition of MIRRORBALL at 1 PM, another brand-new episode in the show’s regular timeslot at 2 PM and a new love-themed edition of Sydney’s Big Electric Cat at 3 PM.

If you want to hear the super-sweet Valentine’s ear candy  yourself, you simply have to move your cursor over and tune in at the website, or you could just stay on this page, and  listen to the cool embedded player over at the top of the right column.

At 1 PM, Mel Larch uncorks a bonus MIRRORBALL! The AIR’s showcase of classic Disco music pays tribue to Barry White and The Love Unlimited Orchestra for the full hour with the following tunes:

“Can’t Get Enough Of Your Love”
“Under The Influence Of Love”
“You’re The First, The Last, The Everything”
“Love Serenade”
“I’m Gonna Love You A Little More Baby”
“Standing In The Shadows of Love”
“What Am I Gonna Do With You”
“Never, Never Gonna Give You Up”
“Let Me In and Let’s Begin With You”
“Let The Music Play”
“It May Be Winter Outside”
“Love’s Theme”

Then at 2 PM, Mel is back with an hour of love-themed Disco classics, to get you in the mood for our snowed-in Valentine’s Day this Sunday. This show is loaded with classics. Just look…

Rose Royce “Is It Love You’re After”
Herbie Hancock “You Bet Your Love”
The Dooleys “Think I’m Gonna Fall In Love With You”
Bee Gees “Love You Inside Out”
Kelly Marie “Feels Like I’m In Love”
Chic “I Want Your Love”
Loleatta Holloway “Love Sensation”
Boney M “Love For Sale”
The O’Jays “Love Train”
Diana Ross “Love Hangover”
Positive Force “Love Injection”
First Choice “Love Thang”
Change “The Glow of Love”
Donna Summer “I Love You”

You can now hear MIRRORBALL every Friday at 2 PM, with replays  Sunday at 11 PM, Tuesday at 1 PM and Wednesday at 7 PM, exclusively on The AIR. This week we’re going to have a mini-marathon with both new episodes and more Saturday at 7 PM.

At 3 PM, Sydney Fileen graces us with a love-themed episode of her own, as Sydney’s Big Electric Cat delivers a Valentine to us from the lockdown in the UK. This will be the last new show we hear from Sydney for at least a month. Navigating the travel restrictions has been tricky for our friends at Haversham Recording Institute in London, and they have decided to cut back on their shows for The AIR to work on paying gigs for the duration. They hope to return with new episodes in late March or early April.

However, Sydney is leaving us with a gem of a program. Check out this playlist:

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Thompson Twins “Love On Your Side”
Joy Division “Love Will Tears Us Apart Again”
Heaven 17 “I’m Gonna Make You Fall In Love With Me”
Klaus Nomi “Falling In Love Again”
XTC “Love At First Sight”
Transvision Vamp “I Don’t Want Your Money (I Want Your Love)”
A Flock of Seagulls “The More You Live, The More You Love”
The Buzzcocks “Ever Fallen In Love”
Julian Cope “Beautiful Love (Live)”
Kate Bush “Hounds Of Love”
Donny Iris “Love Is Like A Rock”
Psychedelic Furs “Love My Way”
Howard Jones “What Is Love”
ABC “Look Of Love”
New Order “Bizarre Love Triangle”
Soft Cell “Tainted Love/Where Did Our Love Go”
Missing Persons “Hello I Love You”
DEVO “Ton O’ Luv”
Lene Lovich “What Will I Do Without You”
Frankie Goes To Hollywood “Power of Love”
New Musik “All You Need Is Love”
Depeche Mode “Love, In Itself”
Eurythmics “Love Is A Stranger”
Ian Dury and the Blockheads “Wake Up Make Love With Me”
Mike Batt “Love Makes You Crazy”
Oingo Boingo “Wild Sex (In The Working Class)”
Pretenders “Lovers Of Today”
Elvis Costello “Mystery Dance”
Art of Noise “Moments In Love”

Sydney’s Big Electric Cat is produced at Haversham Recording Institute in London, and can be heard every Friday at 3 PM, with replays Saturday afternoon, Monday at 7 AM, Tuesday at 8 PM, Wednesday at Noon and Thursday at 10 AM, exclusively on The AIR. You can also hear select episodes of Sydney’s Big Electric Cat as part of the overnight Haversham Recording Institute marathon that starts every Monday at 11 PM.

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